Monthly Archives: January 2005

Differential Galois Theory


In the AoPS Olympiad Problem Solving class today, one of the students brought to my attention the existence of a branch of mathematics called differential Galois theory. It is essentially Galois theory used on differential equations. As a result, it … Continue reading

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Miscellany


Apparently the person who wouldn’t accept my form for algebra at the registrar’s office last week didn’t know what she was doing. I tried again this morning, and I don’t think this person even noticed that the class was full. … Continue reading

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This quarter is looking awfully busy for me. I’m not quite sure whether I’ll be able to keep up at all times, but at least I will try hard. In particular, Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays are very busy. The other … Continue reading

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Now quadratic forms no longer conflicts with any other classes, but the more I think about it, the more it seems like a good idea not to take it. For one thing, it would be nice if I could eat … Continue reading

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Simon Reads Fiction


For the first time in many years, I read an entire book today. It was even fiction. Actually I only read half of it because half the pages are in Hungarian, and it would take much longer if I had … Continue reading

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Recommence Learning


I’m back at UCSB and am learning stuff once again. My first class of the quarter was Ryavec’s Fitzgerald class. He didn’t talk much about math, although when a student asked him to give six units for the class, he … Continue reading

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